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Arya Bhavik Parikh

Arya, son of Divya and Bhavik Parikh (Grandson of Kiritbhai Shantilal Parikh) completed the 10th level of Abacus Graduation in October 2023 and was awarded the Best Student of the Year for 2022-23 at the school level.

Earlier he had won awards at various levels of Abacus including:
April, 2021 -  Abacus National Level Trophy ( RL2 level) - 5th Rank 
November, 2021 -  Abacus State Level Trophy ( RL3 level) - 4th Rank
April, 2022  -  Abacus National Level Trophy ( RL4  level) - 3rd Rank
October, 2022  -  Abacus State Level Trophy ( RL6 level) - 3rd Rank
February, 2023 -  Abacus National Level Trophy ( RL7 level) - 3rd Rank 
July, 2023  -  Abacus International Level Trophy (held at Chennai) - Silver Trophy
October, 2023  -  Abacus State Level Trophy ( RL 10 level) - 3rd Rank
January 2024 -  Abacus National Level Trophy (RL-10 Level) -1st Rank
Nilay Nikhil Shah

Nilay, son of Sonika and Nikhil Navinchandra Shah, has recently received recognition for his photographs of Nature and Wildlife.

His photo of an Ice Cave was selected for publication in the Grand Annual Photography Exhibition 2019 Coffee Table Book. published by renowned wildlife photographer and enthusiast Dr Caesar Sengupta who leads photography expeditions each year.

Recently he was also featured in the online magazine Naturelounge,in.

To read the article and view Nilay's photographs at Rantambhore, Click here.


Khushboo Ashish Shah

Khushboo, daughter of Reshma and Ashish Vasantbhai Shah has been selected for the Limca Book of Records for the largest book sculpture, a 16 inch tiger which she created in Jan 2016.

Earlier in 2015, she participated in the Kala Ghoda Festival with a Book Sculpture on ‘Save the Tiger’ and in Mood Indigo on ‘Save the Girl Child’ 
Khushboo has completed her Masters in Commerce and MBA.
Esha Chetan Mehta

Esha, daughter of Sonal and Chetan Mehta. She participated in the Clipper World Sailing race, where she and her team stood first. The race began in London, continued to span over several continents, over a period of an entire year! She underwent grueling training to prepare for the race and is now a fully qualified sailor. Through this adventure, she also raised funds for UNICEF that will eventually go to the children of Nepal.

She has just completed her degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Reading, UK, and is presently pursuing further studies.

Divija Amish Shah

Divija, daughter of Neomee and Amish Ashwin Shah, won the 2nd Runner Up Award at the Whiz Juniors Clone Futura All India Online Tech Competition for 2016 in the Level (Std 6 & 7) category. Nearly 30,000 participants took part in the competition. She is currently a student of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai.

Divija has also completed three levels of the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal’s examinations in Kathak dance. She has also won awards in athletics and handwriting competitions.

Malavika Samir Sheth

Malvika, daughter of Komal and Samir Rasiklal Sheth of Los Angeles, USA who is currently pursuing her Junior  (11 th grade) in Troy High School in Fullerton, California, has developed and runs the Lego Mania Program at the Fullerton Public Library. She has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and will receive the Gold Award as a result of creating and running the program.

The program is meant to help children develop fine motor skills and creativity and is held once a month at the library. It is open to all families with children.

Malvika conducted Lego donation drives at her school, in her neighbourhood and through the newspapers, and collected enough Lego sets and some Duplos for younger children. The collection was sorted and sanitised for use.

Nidhi Kaushik Mehta

Dr Nidhi Mehta (BDS), daughter of Sneha and Kaushik R. Mehta, granddaughter of Shakuntala and Rajnikant C. Mehta has completed her Sangeet Visharad in Hindustani Classical Music - Vocal in 2014 from the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai.

She has completed all 8 grades in speech & drama from Trinity College of London.

Rashi Hiren Parikh

Rashi, daughter of Sweta and Hiren Pravinchandra Parikh, a student of Activity High School stood 1st in English category out of 75,000 entries in an open Essay Writing competition held by the GPO of Maharashtra and Goa. She was the youngest participant at 12, while the oldest was 80.

Rashi was listed in The Limca Book of Records for receiving highest number of entries in a competition.

Mitali Hitesh Sheth

Mitali, daughter of Kajal and Hitesh Sheth was selected as one of the Top four high school graduates from Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, Organe County USA. She has been on the Council for the Sunny Hills High School Conservatory of Fine Arts (COFA) for four years. She directed this year’s four hour long COFA Quad Show with over 100 performers and she is also the COFA Director of videography. This year she received her COFA Laureate with Distinction in interdisciplinary arts for dance and photography. She has received the Presidential Community Service Award for her efforts in India working with underprivileged children and for her active participation in Hills for Hills, which is a club on campus in which she is the president. The club advocates for the protection of land and natural habitats.

Maahir Devang Shah

Maahir, son of Sheetal and Devang Shah received the Cultural Excellence Award for 2013-14 for his outstanding achievements in cultural affairs from the Jamnabai Narsee School at its Foundation Day celebrations on 17th January, 2014. He was chosen amongst approximately 420 students of Std 10. This is in recognition of the trophies he won at various interschool competitions at the national, zonal, state and inter-city levels in debates, music, quiz, elocution, creative writing, dramatics and personality contests.

He was also felicitated and given a Certificate of Honour by his school for having won The Frank Anthony Memorial All India Interschool Debate 2013-14 at the national level in New Delhi.

Earlier, he had been keyboard player of the Jamnabai Narsee School band which stood 1st in The Rock and Pop Band - Open Category at the Trinity College London’s Inter-School Music competition in Mumbai in 2012. At the competition, he was the only keyboard player who played on two keyboards simultaneously.

Maahir has been playing the keyboard since the last nine years and has b participating in various Interschool Events. He is the grandson of Mrs Naliniben and Mr Mahendrabhai  P Shah and  Hansaben and Dr Ashok Kothari.

Namrata Hemendra Gandhi

Namrata, daughter of Mita and Hemendra Shantilal Gandhi cleared her Civil Services Examination (i.e. the CSE-UPSC-2012) and qualified for the IAS securing the 42nd Rank out of 5,42,000 candidates.

Earlier, she had also cleared the Civil Services Examination (i.e. the CSE-UPSC-2011) at her first attempt securing a rank of 600 out of 4,62,000 candidates.

Namrata completed her BA in Political Science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in 2010, securing the 2nd Rank in Mumbai University. Earlier she completed her CBSE from Gopi Birla School, Mumbai in 2005.

Shaan Hitesh Sheth

Shaan, son of Kajal and Hitesh Rasiklal Sheth, a current sixth grader at Robert Fisler School, was recognized by the Mayor of Fullerton at a ceremony held by the City of Fullerton, Orange County on May 13th, 2013 for his contribution towards academics, community service, fine citizenship both at school and in the community. He was one of four chosen from his school. Shaan currently resides with his parents in Los Angeles.

Shaan is the great grandson of Jayantilal and late Manjula Mehta, grandson of Rasiklal and Manjula Sheth (Mumbai) and late Satish and Neera Mehta (Mumbai).

Nilay Nirav Shah

Nilay, son of Anisha and Nirav Shah, was one of the top 100 students from across the country selected to attend a three-week training programme conducted by Duke University of America at Infosys, Mysore.

He is a student of Std VII at Gopi Birla Memorial School, Mumbai, and scored 98.9 in English and 99.5 in Social Science in the All India Asset examination to qualify for the DUKE TIP exam, a higher level all India based talent identification programme. He secured 97.6 in English at this exam and was selected for a three week course at the Infosys campus, where he took part in the Myths & Legends programme, one of the five courses on offer.

Nidhi Sudhir Shah

Nidhi, daughter of Mona and Sudhir Chhotalal Shah, stood 1st at Rachna Sansad's School of Interior Design in the Second Year Government Diploma in Interior Designing and Decoration for 2010-11.

She was also awarded a scholarship for her outstanding academic achievements during 2011-12.

Sriya Bhavin Mehta

Sriya, daughter of Mital and Bhavin Naresh Mehta of Ahmedabad, a student of Zydus School of Excellence, studying in Std IV was once again the winner of the All India Camel Colour Contest at the regiona level for 2011-2012. The competition was organized by Camlin Limited.

Sriya has been winning this regional award for the last five consecutive years i.e. from KG to Std IV.

Earlier she was the winner of School round of International Art & Craft Contest 2009 Organized by M/s. Pidilite Industries Ltd. Prior to thatr she had won the “Nehru Cultural Award” and received a Gold Medal and Certificate of Honourable Mention in the Silver Jubilee National Exhibition of Art for Children as conducted by Young Envoys International, Hyderabad on the occasion of Children’s Day --- November 14, 2008. She had also received a Certificate for the “All India On the Spot School level Camel Colour Contest” in Group B.


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